Dog Brain Supplement | Cognitive Support For Dogs
60 capsules - EXCELLENT VALUE!!
Formulated for dogs over 6 pounds & under 14 years old. Please contact your veterinarian before purchasing if your pet weighs under 6 pounds or is over 14 years old as elderly and tiny pets are often very sensitive to herbal supplements. Dog Brain Booster is a capsule that must be opened and divided to administer to small pets. Veterinary approval recommended for pets over 14 years or under 6 pounds.
Note: Dog Brain Booster contains all natural ingredients without preservatives. This product is best-suited for dogs over 30 pounds. If your pet weighs under 30 pounds, you can still use Dog Brain Booster but please be advised that the preservative-free ingredients will naturally oxidize. Some capsules may harden and be unusable after a few months. Please consider Happy Paws Drops as an alternative for calming, pain and inflammation.
What Is Dog Brain Booster?
Dog Brain Booster is a veterinary-recommended dog brain supplement formulated to support dog brain health and reduce symptoms associated with doggie dementia. These supplements for canine cognitive dysfunction provide important nutrients for your dog’s brain. As dogs age, they may start to lose awareness, become confused or forgetful and show increased anxiety and restlessness. Dog Brain Booster is one of the best senior dog vitamins because it contains powerful, science-based brain nutrients, such as phosphatidylserine and Acetyl-L-carnitine, that have been extensively researched and proven to enhance memory, improve mental acuity and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dog Brain Booster is a veterinarian-recommended supplement has been used successfully since 2005. All ingredients have been third-party tested for potency and purity, and it’s made in the USA. At AskAriel.com, we formulate the best vitamins and supplements for senior dogs, and Dog Brain Booster is no exception.
Dog Brain Booster can benefit dogs with the following conditions.
Changes in your dog’s brain function occur very slowly. Small changes in behavior and daily routine, such as sleeping more and seeming disconnected, can progress to confusion, disorientation, anxiety, irritability and sundown syndrome. According to research*, the pathological changes found in the brains of dogs with canine cognitive dysfunction are similar to the changes found in human brains of those with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The dog may seem to lose its normal personality and be far less engaged. While this may be very hard for a pet owner to accept, the situation is not a lost cause. At Ask Ariel, we feel your sadness and heartbreak, as we’ve experienced this same situation ourselves. However, we were able to use supplements and techniques to help our own dog, Whitey. Click here to read Whitey's story.
Due to advances in veterinary medicine and improved owner care, many dogs are living longer lives. This has helped to increase awareness of doggie dementia, but as many as 85% of cases remain undiagnosed. Dogs diagnosed with canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) can greatly benefit from Dog Brain Booster. The natural levels of phospholipids, cholines and nutrients decline as your dog ages. The ingredients in canine cognitive dysfunction supplements, like in our Dog Brain Booster, can help slow mitochondrial decay and cellular aging, thereby slowing cognitive decline.
Does your senior dog seem confused at night? Sundown syndrome in dogs is one of the most recognizable signs of doggie dementia. Many dogs with dementia sleep during the day and then become anxious or confused at night, displaying odd behavior such as pacing or walking in circles, barking or vocalizing constantly, agitation, aggression and neediness. Dog Brain Booster is an effective dog dementia supplement and treatment for sundowners syndrome in dogs. When combined with PSY-stabil, a natural homeopathic remedy that promotes relaxation and sleep, the two formulas can help regulate your dog’s sleep cycle and improve the symptoms of sundown syndrome.
can also help to regulate the sleep-wake cycle and may help pets (especially seniors) with mental confusion and dementia. Over the years, many clients have reported that their senior dogs have more energy and an increased bounce in their step after taking Special SAMe. As dogs age, their natural levels of S-Adenosyl methionine begins to decline. SAMe is essential for the synthesis of choline and melatonin. Choline supports brain and nerve function, and melatonin regulates sleep. Both our Special SAMe and Dog Brain Booster are natural canine dementia treatments that can help your dog feel better.
*Reference: Journal of Comparative Pathology, Volume 145, Issue 1, July 2011. Histopathological and Immunohistochemical Comparison of the Brain of Human Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and the Brain of Aged Dogs with Cognitive Dysfunction
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your dog’s head or spinal cord is abnormal. Strokes typically show no warning signs and occur spontaneously. Common symptoms of a stroke that has occurred in the brain are a sudden loss of balance, blindness or seizures. Severe strokes may cause sudden limb weakness or paralysis of limbs.
Diseases such as heart disease, Cushing’s disease, diabetes, hypothyroidism and cancer can make your dog more likely to have a stroke. Long-term use of steroids can also increase the risk. Most dogs that have strokes can recover. It is important to keep your dog’s brain healthy after a stroke. The antioxidant-rich ingredients in Dog Brain Booster can help to enhance brain health and blood flow.
The symptoms of vestibular disease, also called “old dog disease,” are often mistaken for a stroke or brain tumor. A dog may exhibit rapid, uncontrolled eye movement (called nystagmus - the hallmark of vestibular disease), a head tilt, difficulty standing and maintaining balance, turning in circles and/or nausea. The vertigo symptoms can be pretty intense, especially in older dogs. Many times they have little or no appetite and thirst drive and are unable to go outside to potty. Most dogs improve within a few days, but full recovery can take weeks. The nutrients in Dog Brain Booster can help to protect the cellular makeup of the brain.
- Brain Tumor or Brain Cancer
A canine brain tumor is a mass inside your dog’s cranial cavity, and it may be cancerous or noncancerous. There are different levels of malignancy, and depending on the level, the treatment options will vary. Brain tumors are more common in older dogs but can also develop in younger pets.
It is important to know the signs of a brain tumor, as the symptoms will vary based on the location. Forebrain tumors may cause changes to learned behavior, constant circling or pacing, decreased awareness and seizures. Brain stem tumors may affect motor function, possibly causing a head tilt, leaning and falling to the side, circling, rapid eye movement and loss of appetite. Cerebellum tumors may affect the coordination of movements, resulting in an uncoordinated gait (goosestepping or hypermetria), head tremors, swaying and a wide stance.
The options for treating brain tumors usually include surgical removal, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and palliative treatment of the symptoms. Most brain tumors can be treated but not cured. The goal should be to maintain and extend a good quality of life for your dog.
- Neurological Problems Affecting the Central Nervous System
The nervous system is comprised of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. As your dog ages, it may start to show changes in behavior or temperament, balance problems or spinal pain. As pet owners, we may write these changes off as “old age.” These gradual changes may in fact signal the start of a neurological disease.
As a dog ages, its brain cells will start to atrophy or die off. This will lead to a gradual loss of brain function. The natural level of neurotransmitters will also decrease with age, slowing brain response time. Most dogs will also have an increased accumulation of beta amyloid plaques, a naturally occurring protein that disrupts cell function.
Dogs with neurologic conditions, such as muscle tremors, loss of coordination and nerve or spinal injuries, can benefit from the phospholipids and antioxidants in Dog Brain Booster.
Focal seizures come from a specific area of the brain and affect a single side of the body or a specific body part. Your dog may exhibit unusual movement (paddling a limb, chewing motions, facial twitches), fear, pupil dilation, drooling or vomiting. Focal seizures can spread to both sides of the brain and become generalized seizures. Most generalized seizures involve involuntary muscle movements, impaired awareness, salivation, urination and/or defecation.
Health conditions such as brain tumors, hypothyroidism or advanced liver or kidney disease can cause seizures. Having your dog thoroughly checked for other health issues is important. Age is also a factor. A dog may have an occasional seizure as a young pup but then develop more frequent seizures as an adult dog. Knowing what can trigger a seizure in your dog can often reduce their frequency. By feeding a seizure-appropriate diet and adding natural supplements, you should be able to reduce the frequency and severity of seizures. Dog Brain Booster contains two of the most powerful and beneficial natural brain nutrients, phosphatidylserine and Acetyl-L-carnitine, to support and nurture brain health. It is helpful for dogs with focal seizures and quite beneficial for dogs with brain tumors that can cause seizures.
- Degenerative Myelopathy & Motor Coordination Issues
As dogs age, they begin to lose fine motor skills and experience decreased energy levels. Ataxia in dogs is the clinical term for the loss of coordination or unbalanced gait due to sensory dysfunction. Some older dogs may appear to be drunk. Some senior dogs begin to experience stumbling when they walk, or their paws may seem to curl under. Scuffing of the feet, worn toenails and paws that are dirty on the top can indicate a neurological condition.
Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a progressive neurological disorder in dogs that affects the spinal cord and hind limbs. It can result in muscle atrophy, weakness, and difficulty walking. DM shares similarities with other motor coordination issues, including spinal cord injuries and intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), as they all impact a dog's movement and hind limb coordination. While other motor coordination issues can arise suddenly and may have specific causes, degenerative myelopathy has a progressive degenerative nature.
Knuckling and scuffing are often the first signs of degenerative myelopathy in dogs. These gait abnormalities arise due to hind limb weakness and impaired proprioception (body positioning and movement). Knuckling refers to the dog's inability to place its paws correctly, often leading to an abnormal posture and gait. Scuffing refers to dragging or scraping the paws on the ground while walking, resulting from a lack of proper coordination and muscle control in the hind limbs.
While there is no cure for degenerative myelopathy, physical therapy focusing on exercises to maintain muscle mass and assistive devices like harnesses can aid in mobility. Pets with motor coordination issues typically also have arthritis and/or joint pain. Dog Brain Booster can enhance mental recovery and support motor skills, while natural supplements like Amazing Omegas fish oil and K9 CurcuMagic can help reduce inflammation and treat the aches and pains of aging.
Knuckling & Scuffing
Ingredients Scientifically Proven to Promote Dog Brain Health & Mental Support For Old Dogs
Many brain support supplements contain phosphatidylserine or gingko biloba and are loaded with fillers. Dog Brain Booster is the best brain-boosting supplement for dogs as it has a premium blend of scientifically proven brain nutrients and antioxidants. All ingredients are third-party tested for purity and efficacy. Dog Brain Booster contains Acetyl L-carnitine HCL, glycerophosphocholine, Cognizin, NeuroFactor, phosphatidylserine and ginkgo biloba. The product is vegetarian and gluten-free. Dog Brain Booster is a powder-filled capsule that can be opened and mixed into food or given as a whole capsule. Please see our detailed ingredient list below.
Dog Brain Booster Ingredients:
Two capsules contain:
Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL 500 mg
Citicoline (as Cognizin) 250 mg
Glycerophosphocholine (GPC) 200 mg
Coffee fruit concentrate (as NeuroFactor) (Coffea arabica whole fruit) 100 mg
Phosphatidylserine 100 mg
Ginkgo 100 mg (ginkgo biloba)(leaf) [standardized to contain 24% ginkgo flavonglycosides and 6% terpene lactones]
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), silicon dioxide, dicalcium phosphate, vegetable stearate
Dog Brain Booster is best-suited for pets over 30 pounds who can take 1 capsule daily. Dog Brain Booster does not contain preservatives and the natural ingredients oxidize quickly in moist climates. If your dog weighs under 30 lbs, the powder from the capsules will need to be divided. Some capsules may harden and be unusable after a few months. Please consider Happy Paws Drops as an alternative for calming, pain and inflammation.
Acetyl L-carnitine HCL - Important for brain function and muscle movement. Helps to protect the efficiency of the mitochondrial function in the brain and prevent the production of free radicals that cause cell damage. Also transports out the toxic compounds formed during energy production.
Citicoline (as Cognizin) - Critical for healthy brain function and cognition. Cognizin, a proprietary form of citicoline, has been clinically studied to support mental energy and focus. Neuroprotective - maintains membrane integrity.
Glycerophosphocholine (GPC) - A supportive nutrient for the brain, muscles and other organs. It is a building block for cell membrane phospholipids. Supports cellular membranes and helps to prevent cognitive decline.
Coffee Fruit Concentrate (as NeuroFactor) - NeuroFactor™ is an all-natural patented extract of whole fruit from the Coffea arabica plant. It contains polyphenols that have been shown in a clinical study to stimulate the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a key neuroprotein involved in overall brain health. BDNF has been widely reported to play a critical role in neuronal development, maintenance and repair and provide protection against neuro-degeneration.
Phosphatidylserine - A phospholipid that covers and protects the cells in the brain and carries messages between them. The natural level of this substance in the brain decreases with age. Helps to improve cognition and keep the mind sharp.
Ginkgo - Antioxidant that studies show may help to slow the progression of dementia. Reduces the density of free radicals.